IRVING, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry is in North Texas to join a health insurance company's announcement of 800 new jobs in the region.
A subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group says it is hiring 750 insurance agent positions and 50 additional trainers, managers and staff. Perry and UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley announced the positions Tuesday in front of a new facility for the subsidiary, Connextions.
UnitedHealth says it is also hiring for 330 jobs in Houston, 250 in San Antonio and 115 in Harlingen.
Perry says Texas is attracting jobs because it has lower taxes and fewer regulations.
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